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Tenions with two boxes

  1. Sep 27, 2007 #1
    Two boxes with different masses M1 = 0.5 kg and M2 = 2.8 kg are tied together on a frictionless ramp surface which makes an angle = 29° with the horizontal.

    What is the tension in the rope connecting the two boxes? _____N
    What is the tension in the rope connecting the first box to the ramp? ______ N

    Ok, so I thought for the second part of the problem you would take M1 x g x sin29, however I do not think this is correct. Therefore I am completely stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 27, 2007 #2
    I just figured it out, sorry for the wasted post.
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